[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #32095: Link Text box in Insert/edit link

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Sun Apr 26 09:11:56 UTC 2015

#32095: Link Text  box in Insert/edit link
 Reporter:  Enticknap     |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:
Component:  Editor        |     Version:  4.2
 Severity:  normal        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |     Focuses:

Comment (by ifingers):

 @Hansaplastique: The example you give of setting the title attribute to
 "Me scuba diving", where the link text already says "me scuba diving last
 summer", Is a great example of why the title attribute is not needed.

 I don't buy into the arguments that the title attribute is useful for SEO
 and UX either. When you really think about it, what could be more honest,
 easier to understand than good descriptive link text? If you are creating
 websites for people, the more inclusive the site, the more people will use
 it. Which is the biggest SEO win going. Even forgetting the improvements
 to accessibility. This is a real no brainer. The title attribute must die!
 If you want to continue using it, you can do so in the html editor or by
 using a plugin. But I would argue that you are doing it wrong.

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